ROCKBOUND is a full length (2 hrs) stage musical in two acts;
music and lyrics by Geoff Noble, book by Susan Shillingford,
based on Canadian classic 'Rockbound' by FP Day(1927). Funded
by a Canada Council grant in 1998, the show was workshopped
in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1998, with musicians Geoff Noble
and Skip Beckwith as Musical Directors. The show went on to
2 very successful productions in Canada- with a cast of 15 in
2001 at the historic Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC and then
again, in 2003 at the Charlie White Theatre in the Mary Winspear
Centre in Sidney, BC.
Young David returns to the island of his birth, East Rock, where he struggles
to prove himself as fisherman and member of the established fishing community.
A moving tale of one man's challenges of overcoming local islanders' resentment
and envy and while earning his self respect and independence.
"From start to finish, Rockbound gave us laughs, songs, a trip to
tragedy and back to happiness- just like life."
The Valley Voice. Nelson, BC - May 2001
"It has the potential to be a perennial favourite...reminiscent
of 'Our Town' or 'Anne of Green Gables'."
The Times Colonist, Victoria, BC - March 14th, 2003
"Standout music...a musical with the potential to be a lasting tribute
to this vital aspect of Canadian culture."
Nelson Daily News - April 19 2001
"A compelling story...the struggle to survive, the endurance of
the human spirit, and the joy of building against all odds."
Marguerite McNeil, Equity Actor - August 2001
"A well told romance about young men proving themselves and winning
the hearts of true women."
Jeff Kennedy, New Play Consultant, Manitoba Theatre Centre -